The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John's Abbey
2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, Minnesota 56321

Abbey Church

OHS Database ID 48896.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 17, 2014.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 45 stops. 46 registers. 62 ranks. 3296 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through online information from Richard C Greene. (Database Manager. October 17, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Joel S. Kumro. -- I am a graduate student at Saint John's and contacted Holtkamp for more information about this supposed rebuild. This organ was not rebuilt and no tonal modifications were made. Updates were to the switching system, console, and combination action. (Database Manager. December 15, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from Joel S. Kumro. (Database Manager. December 17, 2014)

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Console. Photograph by Joel S. Kumro 2014-08-01
Building Interior and Chamber Screen (red). Photograph by Joel S. Kumro 2014-11-01
Building Exterior. Photograph by Joel S. Kumro 2014-11-01
Bell Banner. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2017-08-08
Balcony. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2017-08-08
Church Interior and Organ Screen. Photograph by Brad Engelland 2017-08-08

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  • Stoplist from the University.

  • Collegeville, Minnesota
    St. John Abbey Church
    Holtkamp Organ Co. (Job 1742, 1961; Job 1742-A, 1995)
            GREAT ORGAN
        16' Quintadena 61
         8' Principal 61
         8' Flute 61
         8' Gedackt 61
         4' Octave 61
         4' Spitzflöte 61
         2' Superoctave 61
     1 1/3' Octave Quint 61
        IV  Mixture 244
        II  Scharf 183
         8' Trumpet 61
            SWELL ORGAN
         8' Rohrflöte     61
         8' Lieblickgedackt 61
         8' Spitzgamba 61
         8' Voix Céleste 56
         4' Octave Geigen 61
         4' Bourdon 61
         2' Doublette 61
         1' Piccolo 61
       III  Sesquialtera 183
        IV  Plein Jeu 244
        16' Basson 61
         8' Fagott 73
         4' Oboe Clarion 73
         8' Copula 61
         4' Praestant 61
         4' Rohrflöte 61
     2 2/3' Nazard 61
         2' Octave 61
         2' Blockflöte 61
     1 3/5' Tierce 61
       III  Fourniture 183
         8' Cromorne 61
            PEDAL ORGAN
        16' Principal 32
        16' Subbass 32
        16' Quintadena GT
    10 2/3' Quintbass 44
         8' Octave 32
         8' Flauto Dolce 32
         4' Choralbass 32
         4' Nachthorn 32
         V  Cornet (32') 160
        IV  Mixture 128
        16' Posaune 32
         8' Trumpet 32
         4' Schalmei 32
     [Received from Richard C Greene 2012-07-09.]
  • Stoplist from the University. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.